The meeting of heart and head: the imperative of emotional intelligence in 21st century leaders
There has been a leadership paradigm shift from top-down management to the leader as mentor, motivator, facilitator and collaborator. In an economically and ecologically fraught new era, is emotional intelligence in conjunction with cognitive intelligence an element of the effective 21st century leader? In our…
Where is the next generation of leaders?
Systems have run down their stock of leadership talent over the last 15-20 years. The leadership development surge slowed down 15 years ago as other priorities came the fore. This has left us with a slow erosion of talent as people retired, sought alternative working…
Human Factors and Safety
I am by any measure a frequent flyer averaging at least 2 flights per week which includes Trans –Tasman and interstate, a necessary part of the job. Delays are part and parcel of the experience, it happens from time to time and given the logistics…
21st Century Leadership – do you have what it takes?
And if not, what are you doing about it? Pressing sustainability issues and systems under strain of working within paradigms that are no longer relevant urgently need reform. However, to deliver the changes required, leaders need very different skills to engage their workforce in preparing…
Hiring Successful Leaders
By Rhodie Miller The hiring and replacing of leaders plays an integral part in the operational success of any organisation and, in turn, its longevity. The leader of an organisation promotes it, guides its vision and directs employees to ensure a cohesive culture; therefore the…
Emotional Intelligence: the best predictor of leadership success?
IQ, technical skills, strong management skills; these are all essential to successful leadership. But does emotional intelligence (EI) have a role to play? By Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) HGI’s editor of HGIinSight, Tara Rivkin, has written a series looking at EI and curiosity…
Choosing Wisely – Is our society over-medicalised?
Is our society over-medicalised? A new campaign, Choosing Wisely, has been developed to combat the overuse of medical resources in the US. Is Australia exempt from the problem? by Tara Rivkin (HGI Insight Nov 2012) We’ve all heard it: in prosperous nations we over-diagnose and…
Leadership & Determination
I want to share with you an example of leadership and determination. For those of you who are fans of golf (at least 50% of the population), last week’s Ryder Cup victory by the European team over their fierce rivals, the United States, will remain…
APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Kevin Hardy attended the APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Health from the 19th-21st September in Auckland, New Zealand. He took away a great deal and was inspired by the content and speakers. He shares his thoughts with us. The theme of the Forum was…
It’s a question of value for whom or for what?
I came away from, APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, a joint initiative of IHI and KO Awatea, feeling that there is a quiet “revolution” happening, led by individuals and clusters of seasoned health leaders with the political smarts to “read the tea leaves”,…
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